Updated: Jul 10
Many women suffer in pain during "that time of the month", chalking it up to just part of being a woman. The truth is, there should be no pain during your menstrual cycle. If you are experiencing menstrual cramps, this is a sign of reduced blood flow and oxygen to your uterus. The restriction in blood flow and oxygen causes the muscles of the uterus to tense and contract, leading to pain. While it may be easy to pop an Advil or Midol to alleviate cramps, this is only a temporary bandaid, and it does not eliminate the problem or prevent it from reoccuring the next month.
Acupuncture for Menstrual Cramps
Acupuncture is the perfect solution for menstrual cramps because it eliminates the root cause of the problem while also treating the symptoms. Acupuncture works by improving blood flow and oxygen to the uterus, relaxes muscle contraction and stimulates the brain to release the body's natural painkillers (called enkephalins) which are stronger than morphine! Acupuncture treatments can vastly improve or eliminate menstrual cramps while they are happening, and in a course of three months of treatment, can successfully eliminate painful periods and prevent them from reoccurring.
Chinese Herbal Medicine for Menstrual Cramps
Chinese herbal medicine is recommended in conjunction with acupuncture for enhanced results. Studies have proven that acupuncture plus Chinese herbal medicine is more effective than ibeuprofen for treating painful periods, with a 91.7% success rate! Chinese herbal medicine also treats the underlying conditions causing menstrual cramps including: endometriosis, fibroids or ovarian cysts. Specific herbs are used to improve blood flow to the reproductive system, break down fibroids and cysts, shrink uterine inflammation, clear out endometrial buildup, and alleviate pain.
We have helped many patients over the years (including myself) end their monthly suffering without drugs, surgery or side-effects! Don't wait and suffer another month in pain!
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Zhu, L. (2019, February 8). Acupuncture Plus Herbs Beat Ibuprofen For Menstrual Pain. Retrieved from https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1936-acupuncture-plus-herbs-beat-ibuprofen-for-menstrual-pain